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October - December 2008     VOLUME 12 ISSUE 4
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Authors @ the Library presents Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore

The 731 Legacy

The Lake County Library System announces the second Authors @ the Library program, Saturday, October 18th, 1 p.m. at the Cagan Crossings Community Library with best-selling authors Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore and their latest release, The 731 Legacy. Their novel, The Grail Conspiracy was the winner of Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award for Best Mystery.

Joe Moore is a former marketing executive and two-time Emmy® winner with 25 years experience in the television postproduction industry. Joe co-wrote with Lynn Sholes the thriller The Grail Conspiracy which became an international bestseller translated into 21 languages. Their second thriller, The Last Secret, was released in September 2006 in 14 languages; the third in the award-winning Cotten Stone series, The Hades Project was published in September 07 and is being translated into 9 languages.

As a native Floridian, Lynn Sholes was intrigued by the prehistoric people of South Florida. She worked with the Broward County Archaeological Society helping salvage ancient Indian sites before their destruction and petitioning for preservation of sites. These activities birthed the seed ideas of her first six novels, writing as Lynn Armistead McKee. Lynn has a B.S. in education from East Carolina University and trains teachers to teach writing for Broward County Schools. Lynn has presented writing workshops and lectures through The Florida Center for the Book, Backroom Writers, Florida Romance Writers, Writer’s Connection, and others. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Florida Writers Association, the International Thriller Writers, and The Authors Guild.

The 731 Legacy, will be released October 1st, and is the fourth in the popular Cotten Stones thriller series. "A superb blend of science, myth, history, and imagination. Strap yourself to the chair and get ready for a heart-thumping ride. Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore are clearly ahead of the pack, able to satisfy even the most finicky of reader. The 731 Legacy is a labyrinth of mystery, crisply plotted and paced, with throat-grabbing twists." ~ Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Templar Legacy

Book description: “It devastated the earth thousands of years ago. Its remnants are scattered across the human genome waiting to be reassembled into a deadly viral killer. Now a new generation of suicide bombers will use the virus to kill with something as innocent as a cough. Everyone is a target. No one can survive. Only one person can stop the heinous plot and its mastermind.

From the Amazon rainforest to the remote hills of West Virginia, to a secret passage beneath a medieval castle, to the darkest place on earth—North Korea—Cotten Stone must prevent the greatest threat to mankind since the Black Plague. In doing so, she uncovers Unit 731, the long-buried atrocity of WWII, exposes one of the most disturbing secrets in America’s history, and pays the ultimate price—selling her soul to the Forces of Darkness. Time is running out as the Legacy of Unit 731 threatens all mankind.”

Authors @ the Library is an initiative to encourage the love of reading! For additional information on this program, watch the website at